Personal injury is a legal term meaning bodily injury or emotional distress which is caused by a type of tort or by the negligence of another. Negligence is defined as conduct that falls below the standards if behavior established by law for the protection of others against unreasonable risk of harm.
- Intentional torts can result from intentional acts such as battery, assault, intentional infliction of emotional stress and others.
- Negligent torts also called “prudent man rule” result from failure to behave with the level of care to someone whom he or she owes a duty to (i.e. failing to obey traffic rules)
- Strict Liability torts are caused by virtue of a wrongful act, without any accompanying intent or mental state.